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Marie Labonville

Associate Professor of Music History
School of Music
Center for the Visual Arts - CVA 214E
Office Hours
Varies by semester
  • About


Marie Labonville received a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an M.A. in music history from California State University, Northridge, and a B.M. in music theory from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been at Illinois State University since 2000. In addition to her research agenda, Dr. Labonville maintains an interest in choral music performance and the music traditions of India and the Middle East.

Current Courses

355.001Music Genres: Opera

455.001Music Genres: Opera

254.001Western Art Music History Since 1825

254.002Western Art Music History Since 1825

253.001Western Art Music History until 1825

253.002Western Art Music History until 1825

253.003Western Art Music History until 1825

Teaching Interests & Areas

Survey of the history of Western art music; musical styles of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods; history of opera, choral music, and symphonic music; music of Latin America; music research methods; music appreciation; world music.

Research Interests & Areas

Dr. Labonville's research interests focus on the life and work of Venezuelan composer Juan Bautista Plaza (1898–1965) and Panamanian composer Roque Cordero (1917–2008). She is the author of *Juan Bautista Plaza and Musical Nationalism in Venezuela* (Indiana University Press, 2007). Currently, she is writing a book about Cordero’s life and music.